The Washington Nationals filled the last clear-cut need on their roster on the opening day of spring training, acquiring catcher Jose Lobaton and two prospects from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for pitcher Nathan Karns.
Lobaton gives the Nationals insurance behind fellow Venezuelan Wilson Ramos, who has never played in more than 108 games in a season because of various injuries...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago
Catcher Jose Lobaton is headed to the Washington Nationals as part of a four-player deal that will land pitcher Nathan Karns in Tampa Bay.
Outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-hander Felipe Rivero – two former Rays prospects – were also traded to the Nationals.
The move comes one day before Rays pitchers and catchers report to Port Charlotte, Fla., for spring training.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher Jose Lobaton to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Nate Karns, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.
BREAKING: #Rays have traded Lobaton, and 2 others (likely minor leaguers), to #Nats for RHP Nate Karns.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 13, 2014
MLB.com’s William Ladson reports that the deal is a one-for-one...
The Nationals have recalled right-hander Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Syracuse and he was scheduled to make his first Washington start in Wednesday night's game at Colorado.
To make room for Ohlendorf, the Nationals optioned right-hander Nathan Karns to Double-A Harrisburg. In a separate move, the Nationals transferred right-hander Christian Garcia to the 60-day disabled list...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2013
Good luck to Nathan Karns in his Major League debut tonight. It almost doesn't matter who the Nats called up to take Detwiler's spot tonight, he'd probably need to toss a shutout given the state of the offense these days. And we're just thankful it wasn't Yunesky Maya.
Good luck tonight, kid.
I'm very thankful for this opportunity, and want to thank...